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November 30th, 2014 by agabel

Paperfree Born Information is a term used for information that is electronically created to live and be destroyed in a paper-free world. They are not paperless document electronically born but with the perception of the creator that they will printed later on, either for signature or presentation. Paper-free Born Information are not a simple replica of the paper document they are Paper-free in all aspects. They are carrier independent, are not bound to a “Document” format. They are designed to be reviewed and processed (approved) electronically without the need for Original , signatures or rubber stamps. The difference between Paperless Born Documents and Paperfree Born Information is the perception of the proponent. Creators and users of Paper-free information think differently and act differently, they are paper free. In my book “Paper Prison” I call it Prison of the Heart and Mind. The truth is, although Paperless Born Documents are born electronically and carry all the technological features for storage, search and retrieval. It is only when we print them that we strip them of these qualities and put them (and our selves) back to the Paper Prison.

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November 19th, 2014 by agabel

Paperless Born Documents Vs. Paperfree Born Information

Paperless Born Documents are not sufficient today; what is required is Paperfree Born Information. A paperless document is electronically born but is printed later on, for signature or Original creation.

Paper-free Born Information are not a simple replica of the paper document they are Paper-free in all aspects. They are carrier independent, are not bound to a “Document” format. They are designed to be reviewed and processed (approved) electronically without the need for Original , signatures or rubber stamps.

The difference between Paperless Born Documents and Paperfree Born Information is the perception of the proponent. Creators and users of Paper-free information think differently and act differently, they are paper free.

In my book “Paper Prison” I call it Prison of the Heart and Mind. The truth is, although Paperless Born Documents are born electronically and carry all the technological features for storage, search and retrieval. It is only when we print them that we strip them of these qualities and put them (and our selves) back to the Paper Prison.

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November 19th, 2014 by agabel

While AIIM calls it Paper Wars in its latest publication: “Paper Wars 2014: an update from the battlefield” it is a Paper Prison.

The findings of the report prove that information technology solutions did not reduce paper in corporate offices since most users still print documents for review, meetings and for signature.

If corporations invest in ECM systems to replace paper-based business processes with electronic document-based processes, then we are paving the road for the cow. Business processes serve the purpose of “Content” not (Documents) flow for review, sharing and / or approval.

In the Paper Prison paradigm the liberation of Content from its Carrier is advocated. The concept of “Document” does not exist. Content is searched, retrieved and presented depending on its relevancy to search criteria and not on its existence with the boundaries of a certain “Document”.

The first step to achieve corporate objectives for becoming paper-free is to liberate them from the paper dogma; Original, Signature and Copies.

ECM professionals and advocates of paper-free business can learn how to make the paradigm shift only if they admit that they are in a #Paper_Prison

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November 15th, 2014 by agabel

We all live in a big Paper Prison  ….  a prison without walls, without cells and even without guards or watch dogs.

A prison that we have cultivated over the years and  ….. do not even attempt to escape.

Today we cannot be (officially) borne without paper; the Birth Certificate. We cannot die (again officially) without paper; the Death Certificate. We cannot get married, have children or even get divorced without paper. The Government offices are packed with paper documents, ironically sitting side by side with computer systems.

We have put a lot of time, innovation and energy to create paper based processes to govern our business and effectively our lives.  We have created innovative systems to manufacture  , copy and to store  paper documents in offices.

We are the epitome of SELFISHNESS draining out every drop of natural resources for our own gain, not for moment thinking about what will happen to our future generations. We have cut every tree to make office paper and paper products. We have brutally stripped Nature of its breathing system only to fill our greed and unrestrained desires for more paper.

Well….natural justice has already placed us within a PAPER PRISON. We have become so dependent on paper that even though we do realize that we are felling away thousands and thousands of trees in a single swoop to provide us with notebooks to write, we don’t really know what we can do about it.  We are caught and held in the prison of our own making. We have locked ourselves within dark paper walls unable to comprehend a way of escape.

This blog is intended to be an electronic metaphor of the dreary dirty prison cell walls on which inmates portrait the stories of their suffering.

We will openly discuss how we bear our own guilt of building the very same prison we are today trying to escape.  Let us open our hearts and minds, may be one day the sun will rise on floral trees and penetrate the windows of paperless offices

 

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